The Chapel Barn – Suffolk
Sleeps: Sleeps 42 (in 15 double bedrooms & 3 bunk rooms all en-suite)
Hideaway Type: A stunning renovated 15th century barn equipped with all of the little luxuries. It is the perfect place for a special occasion.
Location: Just two hours from London, located on The Wilderness Reserve, a 5000 acre country estate, in-between the iconic seas side towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold in Suffolk.
Facilities: Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam Room, Treatment Room, Games Room, Home Cinema, Wine Cooler, Gym, Wi-fi, Towels, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Nespresso Coffee, Pashley Bikes, Wellies, Board games, Hairdryer, Sky Smart TV, Fireplace, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Microwave, Iron & ironing board, Hypnos beds, BBQ.
Activities: Swim in the pool or soak in the hot tub. Play in the games room or relax with a film in the home cinema. Put your wellies on and stomp through the countryside, or take out the Pashley bikes to explore it on two wheels, row or paddle board on the lakes, play tennis, go clay pigeon shooting, try archery, or learn about the natural inhabitants with the ranger. Take a short drive to Suffolk and delight in its heritage coast, enjoy the local fish&chips or make your own gin at Adnams Brewery. The adventurous can take a rib out on the waters or visit Go Ape, Suffolk’s biggest tree top adventure.
Children: The children will love a sleepover in one of the bunk rooms. The barn itself is a dreamy playground and they will love all of the surrounding countryside experiences on offer.
Furry Friends: Pets are welcome to stay with you here.
Service: Daily housekeeping service. Chefs, activities and experiences can all be organised for you.
Price from: £4,592 per night
This truly is the ultimate party barn. This stunning 15th century farm building has been transformed into a 21st century country retreat. Memorable birthdays and celebrations instantly come to mind, with party spaces inside and out, including a games room, cinema, gym, hot tub, sauna and indoor pool! The kitchen and dining room are vast – there’s even a separate catering kitchen – and the old barn itself makes for an exceptional entertaining space. You don’t just dine here, you banquet! The whole place is built around a private garden, onto which the party can spill out. Around this garden you will find 14 en-suite bedrooms all designed to the highest standards.
The Chapel Barn is situated on 5,000 acres of remarkable parkland where arable pastures have been returned to nature, native woodland has burgeoned with the planting of thousands of trees, and lakes and wetlands have been created across three valleys. This is known as The Wilderrness Reserve – an exceptionally diverse natural habitat for countless native species of wildlife and crazing sheep and cattle. Here you can lose yourself for a long weekend, or a week. Kick back, get close to nature and enjoy some of the cleanest air in the country.
The Wilderness Reserve is a place for total relaxation. If you can draw yourself away from The Chapel Barn, you can explore this part of Suffolk, or choose to roam the estate on the Pashley bicycles stocked in each property (there are wellies you can borrow too); row or paddle board on the lakes; swimming; host a tennis tournament; clay pigeon shoot or learn about the natural inhabitants with the resident ranger. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to come. Breakfast hampers can be provided, and private chefs can be organised, if you’re not tempted off the estate to one of the many fabulous local pubs and restaurants.